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legislate

verb [I] uk   /ˈledʒ.ɪ.sleɪt/ formal us  
If a government legislates, it makes a new law: They promised to legislate against cigarette advertising. It's hard to legislate for (= make a law that will protect) the ownership of an idea.
Translations of “legislate”
in Korean 법률을 제정하다…
in Arabic يَشرّع…
in French légiférer…
in Turkish yasa çıkarmak, kanun yapmak…
in Italian legiferare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 立法…
in Russian издавать законы…
in Polish ustanawiać prawo lub prawa…
in Spanish legislar…
in Portuguese legislar…
in German Gesetze geben…
in Catalan legislar…
in Japanese 法律を定める…
in Chinese (Simplified) 立法…
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